AUGUST 10, 1904
Birds: Sheriff Carr passed through out town Friday looking after a thief who had stolen a buggy and harness. Felix Pinkstaff will sell at public sale at his residence, 3 1/2 miles east of Birds, Friday Aug. 12, the following personal property: 1 three year old filly, 1 ten year old farm mare,1 five year old mare, 1 span of good work mules, 5 two year old steers, 9 yearling steers and heifers, 6 milk cows with calves at side, 1 sow and pigs, 2 shoats, household and kitchen furnishings and many other articles too numerous to mention. Twelve months time; five per cent discount cash. Col A.B. Cooper, Auctioneer
OCTOBER 19, 1904
MARRIAGE LICENSE-Hugh Frederick age 23-Eaton; May Griffin age 22- Birds
NOVEMBER 9, 1904
MARRIAGE LICENSE-Kirby S. Montgomery age 22 -Flat Rock; Birt Treace Carlyle age 21-Birds
NOVEMBER 16, 1904
Mr. Seabright, of Lawrence county, was here Monday paying 15 cents per pound for turkeys.
Price Johnson, of Russellville, was here Monday en route to Springfield as delegate to the Odd Fellows Grand Lodge.
NOVEMBER 23, 1904
BIRDS NEWS: Misses Daisy Fritchey, Lulu Boyd and Mrs. S.I. Carlyle attended the Quarterly Meeting at Bee Branch Church Saturday and Sunday. The new Baptist Church at Lawrenceville will be dedicated December 11th.
Flat Rock News: Harrison Weger living a few miles southwest of here was badly hurt a few days ago while down in Lawrence county. It is supposed he was hit on the head by some one with a club or some thing of the kind. He is still in critical condition.
DECEMBER 14, 1904
ELMER WEGER, A FRATRICIDE
Harrison Weger died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Weger, in Honey Creek township a week ago yesterday. Death is thought to have resulted from a blow on the head struck by his brother Elmer with a club a week previous. The two brothers and two other boys were shucking corn on the Joe Griggs farm in Lawrence county, and were "batching" together.
The boys have no time piece and so got up at one o'clock in the morning thinking it was day break. Finding their mistake they commenced by having some fun by throwing shoes etc. at each other until Harrison Weger drew a knife and tried to stab Elmer, who in self defense picked up a piece of rail which they had cut for wood and struck Harrison on the head. The blow rendered him unconscious. The boys kept the matter quiet until Tuesday, when a neighbor hearing of his condition sent for a doctor. The next day the boys' parents heard of the matter and went down and brought Harrison home. While everything possible was done to relieve him, it was all to no avail and he died as stated without regaining consciousness. Coroner Hutchinson impaneled a jury Wednesday.
Birds news-The Odd Fellows will give a Masquerade support here December 21st.
DECEMBER 21, 1904
MARRIAGE LICENSE-Samuel W. Ford age 54-Canaan, Malinda Terrell age 34-Birds; Millard C. Dale age 32-Oaktown, Ind. Cora A Shinkle age 20-Birds
A gentleman by the name of Baker committed suicide at Pinkstaff last Saturday. He shot himself in the head.